2024

Keyboard Collection

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    Keyboard: Anne Pro II Keycaps: DSA Astrolokeys Switches: Cherry MX Red Kirb Bo...

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2023

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2022

Mastodon Quick Start

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There’s been a lot of talk of mastodon recently and folks are trying to figure out which instance to join or if they should start their own. Ultimately, I jo...

Tea Blends

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PMS and Cramp Tea Cramp bark Raspberry leaf Yarrow Lemongrass Nettle Oat straw Peppermint Horsetail Migraine Tea Feverfew Meadowswe...

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2021

Journal Pages

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General layout I follow for my journal pages

Journal Supplies

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Stickers Jacquelin Deleon Roy the Art Dash of Pep White Stag 13th Press Vicki Sigh Slumptown Supply Co. Dusty-Cat Merchandise Meyoco Uni...

My overly complicated desk setup

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I would love to have two desks, two rooms, two entirely separate spaces for my work and non-work. However, that’s not the reality of being a person that rent...

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2020

2020 in Review

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All my favorite things from 2020. Not necessarily things that didn’t exist before this year, but things that I discovered during this rather trying year.

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2018

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2016

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2015

Bernoulli and Ada sitting in a tree…

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Ada Lovelace is credited with writing the very first computer program. This program was for Babbage’s Analytical Engine and calculated Bernoulli numbers.

Pride, Prejudice, Dungeons, and Dragons

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I’ve worked a bit in the past with Markov chains, but recently they’ve become really popular for creating twitter bots. However, I wanted to try something a ...

My LED Heart

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I recently took my first dive into soldering with Adafruit’s MiniPOV 3 Kit. To my surprise I got it working and also didn’t burn myself in the process.

Phasers set to kill

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I like trying out a lot of different game frameworks and seeing how they stack up to each other. My current favorite is LÖVE which is really awesome for desk...

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2014

Working Remotely

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I’ve been working remotely for more than a year now. There’s a lot of pitfalls that people warn you about when you start working remotely, mostly loneliness ...

Learn to Code

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Writing code is a creative act.— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

I LÖVE the rain

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Note: The following article is about love 0.9.0 which includes a couple changes to the particle system so the example code won’t work anything below 0.9.0

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2013

A Little Bit of Animated Sprite LÖVE

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I’ve been playing around with LÖVE lately and making a game with it. One of first problems I decided to solve was animated sprites so I decided to make an “o...

On accepting privilege

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When people say ‘privilege’ they can mean many different things. For the rest of the article when I talk about privilege I am using the social justice defini...

Config and Generators in Gems

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If you’ve written a gem at some point you might want to have configuration options for those people using the gem. Luckily, this is relatively easy to do wit...

How to Gem like Jem

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I’ve been looking around for a super quick start guide to first gem using bundler step-by-step. I haven’t found one so I decided to document my own process. ...

Answering the sexism question

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“Just how bad is the sexism,” a woman asks me. She’s just starting to learn programming and looking to get into the field. She wants to know just what she is...

coding as play

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Side projects are important to a programmer. They are often the only means for expanding skill sets outside of work or school lives. However, side projects c...

How to read papers

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When I started grad school lots of people had lot of advice for how to read academic papers. Recently, I found a blog entry that hits on the core of what eve...

On facts, learning, and reality

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What we hold as facts or truth is what we have been told or by some other means gone out of our way to learn. As you learn more your idea of what is true cha...

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2012

Git collaboration fun for beginners

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It’s pretty easy to get started using git. TryGit is a really awesome introduction to the basic commands to get you started using git for version control. Ho...

In the case of Brit Ruby we all lose

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Let me start by saying that I am constantly pushing for more diverse representation in the technology community. There have been a number of cases where peop...

The First Step

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No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action. - Emma Goldman

Git Shared Repo Woes

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If you’ve ever gotten when trying to push to a shared repo:

We Need You

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We have all been there. We have all been made fun of, ostracized, and made to feel like we don’t belong at one point in our lives. Many of us have used these...

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2011

Hard having a female avatar on the internet?

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Is it hard having a female avatar on the internet? Do people take your arguments less seriously or sexually harass you. Never fear! The internet has the cure.

Doing Good to Make Us Better

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“It’s such a transformative field for society as a whole. And without the involvement of a diverse group of people, the results of what we do are not goin...

The Elephant in the Computer Lab

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The lack of women in the computing fields is something that is surprisingly controversial. I’ve dug through countless websites and threads following the disc...

Definition: Code Literacy

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literacy -n 1. the ability to read and write 2. the ability to use language proficiently - World English Dictionary

rstat.us share bookmarklet

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Most sites aren’t going to have the ability to automatically share content on rstat.us. So, I decided to roll out a short and sweet bookmarklet to allow peop...

Tweeting from C#

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Tweeting from any chunk of code has a slight increase in difficulty since all authentication to twitter must now be done with OAuth. Luckily there’s a wide v...

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2010

Fun with Narwhals, Corn, and D

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This weekend I took part in a game programming competition at PITT, OSGCC. My team members (James LL and Jackie Kircher) and myself were given the themes of ...

What the hell is an exokernel?

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I’ve worked a little bit on the exokernel project XOmB and very often I struggle to explain exactly what an exokernel is. So, here it is in simple to underst...

Ada Lovelace and Women in Computing Today

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Ada Lovelace is considered the world’s first computer programmer. In the world of computer science today it’s almost astonishing that computer programming co...

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2009

Making Sense and Nonsense of Markov Chains

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Andrey Markov is known for two things being a Russian Mathematician and having amazing facial hair (well probably not the latter, but I’d love to think so). ...

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